Rev. Al Sharpton
The Rev. Al Sharpton says civil rights leaders met Monday with representatives from retail chains including Barneys, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and The Gap.
Soon-to-return NYPD Commissioner William Bratton was making the rounds with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio Saturday, including a stop at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have launched a social media campaign in an effort to stop the violent “knockout game.”
Four suspects were being held Saturday morning in a string of violent attacks in Brooklyn, known as the “knockout game.”
In a report released Tuesday, Barneys said it never asked its employees to check out two African-American customers who said they were victims of racial profiling.
The meeting follows an incident in which a leading actor on the HBO series “Treme” was detained nearly an hour by police after buying his mother an expensive watch.
The Rev. Al Sharpton was set to meet with the chief executive officer of Macy’s Monday to talk about allegations of racial profiling, according to a published report.
Two black customers accused the luxury store of racial profiling last week after they said they were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud after lawfully purchasing expensive items.
The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday called threatened to boycott the luxury retailer Barneys, in response to allegations by shoppers who claimed they were racially profiled.
The family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who has been missing for more than two weeks, appealed to the public to help find the boy at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Saturday.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota both made appearances Saturday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently celebrated his birthday.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, former Mayor David Dinkins and U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) were among the grand marshals Sunday for the African-American Day Parade in Harlem.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the ruling on Monday, but did not order an end to the practice. Instead, she has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes.
Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.